Friday, 23 August 2013

Hope as illustrated by tomatoes.

Somedays you wake up and wonder what the point of things is: would the world be any worse if you stopped trying to be kind, or learn, or work?

 Short of getting a George Bailey/Ebenezer Scrooge revelation (huh, I only just realised that 'It's a Wonderful Life' is 'A Christmas Carol' in reverse) may I recommend a walk down Hanley Road?

The front of St Saviour's used to be so dreary that some parishioners thought the church had closed down. Then some blessed person has the idea of making it into allotments and now the tomatoes are as high as an elefant's eye:

So, you see, it is worth being alive after all. 


  1. Nowhere near as tall, but I always smile whenever I pass all those bedding plants squeezed into that tiny space outside the Johrei Center on Hornsey Rd. ;-)

    1. The ones in tiny pots? I can't figure out where they go when they outgrow the pots.

  2. Yea, it's a very high turnover operation - different each time I walk past.